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Shakespeare Week: 16-22 March 2015

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  • Shakespeare Courses

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    Short educational courses for groups aged 15 and upwards. Fun and educational courses that are the perfect accompaniment to a theatre visit.

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  • Following Best Practice: an audit of the Museum Collection

    Thu 29 Jan 2015

    Volunteers Helen and Victoria have undertaken an audit of the museum collection stored at the Shakespeare Centre. In this blog they reflect on their project and let us in on some ‘behind the scenes’ best practice museum procedures. January is…

  • 1814 – The Shakespeare Myths Grow

    Tue 27 Jan 2015

      In 1814 interest in the town of Shakespeare’s birth was growing. An important antiquarian at the time was Robert Bell Wheler who published ‘A Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon’ that year. We hold a collection of documents called the Wheler…

  • Bonds Between Frank Salisbury and the Henry Folgers

    Sat 17 Jan 2015

    In 1926, the reserved Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930), CEO at Standard Oil Company of New York, uncharacteristically resolved to have large twin oil portraits made of him and his wife, Emily Jordan Folger (1858–1936). The paintings would hang in…
  • A Look Back and a Look Forward – Three Years of Shakespeare Calling

    Mon 12 Jan 2015

    A Look Back and a Look Forward: Three Years of Shakespeare Calling By Ruby Jand   It is now more than a month since I wrote anything for Shakespeare Calling, even longer since Hal and I finished reading The Tempest. I miss Shakespeare like a…